It is now SAKURA season in Japan.
Whole Japan is being covered by pink carpet. It is so beautiful not say enough in words!
We love SAKURA, cherry blossom down the ages. SAKURA is what is inextricable for Japanese. The transience of the blossoms, the extreme beauty and quick death, has often been associated with mortality.
For this reason, cherry blossoms are richly symbolic and have been utilized often in Japanese art, Manga, Anime and film. We have also many pop songs titled Sakura. The flower is also represented on all manner consumers goods in Japan, including Kimono, stationery and dishes.
Lot of HANAMI(flower viewing) take place in all over Japan, which is traditional customs of enjoying the transient beauty of flower, mostly consists of having an outdoor party beneath the Sakura trees during daytime or at night.
From the end of March to early May, Sakura bloom all over Japan.
SAKURA-ZENSEN, the blossom forecast is announced each year by the weather bureau and is watched carefully by those planning HANAMI as the blossoms only last a week or two.
In recent years, many visitors from oversea come to Japan in order to see SAKURA. If you have an intention to visit Japan, we recommend you to make a trip to SAKURA festival in Japan.